Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Buying Battle Ravens

If you're interested in getting your grubby mitts on a copy of my Battle Ravens board game, or any of the three additional armies (Normans, Welsh, Scots), you can do so HERE.

Once the print run has sold out, I don't know if/when it will come back into stock, so if you think Battle Ravens scratches your shieldwall warfare itch, grab one soon!

(And if you try it, I hope you enjoy it!)

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Rebels And Patriots is up for an award

Apparently Rebels And Patriots is on the 'final three' shortlist for Best Miniatures Rules at UK Games Expo 2019!

If you're coming along to the event in a couple of weekends' time, I believe you can vote for it (please!). I have no idea if it will win, but I guess we're guaranteed bronze medal at least.

And for a historical set of rules to squeeze in alongside Sci Fi and some kind of Fantasy Viking game (I'm judging the latter by the name and the cover art), that's pretty impressive going.

And an extra special pat on the back for Michael Leck, who really did all of the hard work on Rebels And Patriots.

Sunday, 5 May 2019

More stonework from Scotland

Following on from the Aberlemno photos, here’s a further mixed bag from the National Museum of Scotland ranging from Roman to Viking Age...

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Aberlemno Stone

I’ve posted photos of the replica in The National Museum of Scotland previously, but I think these are better ones. And I like the stone, so make no apology for the repetition! Enjoy...

Friday, 5 April 2019

Bloodthirsty Battle Ravens

Certain players (who shall remain nameless) enjoy piling up the corpses of my defeated army and gloating. The Viking Hirdmen and Bondi are dancing, so I am told.

If you're coming to Salute tomorrow, please pop by the Plastic Soldier Company stand to say hello and take a look at my game.

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Battle Ravens in Wargames Illustrated 378

Dan at Wargames Illustrated has bent his usual rules a little bit for me (thanks Dan - much appreciated!) and included an article about a board game. And Battle Ravens is that game.

As the magazine says, it's a game 'that features the talents of several people from our hobby and that can turn its hand to become a set of tabletop battle rules'. And they've illustrated the article with a game played using 28mm miniatures, which I'm hoping at least a few players will try.

Anyhow, the article is my designer's notes, explaining a bit about the game, why I made it, and so on. If you've been following the blog, you'll most likely know much of this anyway, but if not, hunt the magazine down!

As an added bonus (nothing to do with me!), the mag comes with a sprue of 28mm plastic Zulus. A perfect start for an army for The Men Who Would Be Kings!

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Wargames Illustrated's Rampant Ages Day

The team at Wargames Illustrated are running a gaming day featuring some of the rules I've published with Osprey:

"Saturday 27th April, 10am until 4:30pm – Rampant Ages Day Wargames Illustrated will be hosting this event at the Marcus Garvey centre, Lenton, Nottingham with the kind permission of Warlord Games. Players turn up and opt to take part in a series of games which use any of the Rampant rules systems, using their own figures or a ‘try out’ using miniatures provided by us. Players will be matched with one another on the day, aiming to provide as wide…"

Looks to cost £30. If you fancy a crack at any of these games, and meeting some other friendly gamers, get yourself a ticket!

(I'm not linked to this event in any way, but it sounds like a fun idea and I thought some readers of my blog would probably be interested.)

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Battle Ravens at Salute 2019

All being well, I'll be demoing my shieldwall board game Battle Ravens at Salute on 6 April 2019. I'll be at one of The Plastic Soldier Company's tables.

Even better, they should be selling copies of the game - if you didn't join the Kickstarter, now's your chance to grab it!

If you've previously met me, you'll know that I'm not much one for 'public appearances' - I make games because I enjoy the creative element and I love writing, rather than any desire to become a 'gaming personality' (it really wouldn't suit me!). However, I do promise that I'm quite happy to chat, so if you're curious about Battle Ravens or want to test my memory about any other games I've created, pop by to say hello!

If you're interested in Michael Leck's Rebels & Patriots adaptation of my 'Rampant' rules, he has a table at Salute too. Michael's games always look stunning, and he'll be happy to talk R&P with you! I'll try to swing by myself if I can get away from my table for a short time.

If you're heading to Salute, have fun! Maybe see you there...

Friday, 15 March 2019

Latest rumblings...

Things have been quiet here for a while - my apologies! Part of the reason I've been flying under the radar is that I've locked myself away to work on two on-going projects. Let's just say two words:


And no, they are not connected projects!

We'll see where this goes...

Monday, 11 March 2019

Nerdly reviews Battle Ravens

My shieldwall boardgame, Battle Ravens, is on a ship as I type this - heading towards the Kickstarter backers (thanks if you got behind the campaign).

It should hit the shops in the next few weeks, and all being well, I will be demoing it at Salute in April.

In the meantime, the team at Nerdly reviewed game play; you can read their thoughts HERE.